Class Reunions take place in the fall, during Reunion & Homecoming weekend
. Become involved in your Class Reunion efforts, and reconnect and network with fellow classmates along the way. You can take part in planning programs for your class that are meaningful, educational and interesting.
Specific Reunion committee opportunities:
- Reunion committee (Class or Affinity)
- Reunion Chair - This individual should be a leader - someone capable of overseeing
the various responsibilities of the Reunion Committee. The Reunion
chair, along with the networking chair, is responsible for inviting
classmates to join the Reunion Committee and getting the planning
process started. It's beneficial, although not required, that the Reunion Chair be
able to return to campus several times during the two-year period before
the class Reunion. The ultimate success of the weekend resides with the Chair. The chair will also:
- appoint any necessary subcommittees and follow up on their progress.
- meet deadlines for printing and mailings.
- coordinate the work of all class volunteers.
- Reunion Vice Chair - The Reunion vice chair works closely with and shares the
responsibility for planning the next Reunion with the Reunion chair.
This person will assume the responsibility for completing or delegating
all requirements when the chair is unable to do so.
- Networking Chair - The networking chair will be the keeper of the information, as well
as the key person to identify and establish a networking strategy to
contact and interact with the greatest number of classmates. The networking chair also will encourage classmates to attend
regional phonathons which are great ways to recruit additional
volunteers and to inform the class about the programs.The
Networking Chair will also:
- receive and subsequently disseminate
printouts/electronic files of class members from the Office of Alumni
Relations (A waiver must be signed before information is shared).
- delegate responsibilities to a networking committee
in an effort to contact and involve the greatest number of classmates
as possible prior to Reunion & Homecoming.
- Class Correspondent to Rensselaer Magazine - The class correspondent is recruited by the alumni news editor in the
Office of Strategic Communications and External Relations. This position is ongoing and is not selected
in direct relation to Reunion. However, the Reunion connection and
responsibilities are extremely important. "Class Notes" is a great way to
generate interest in the Reunion and get news out to classmates. For more information, contact Meg Gallien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Social Media Volunteer - The Social Media leader should be someone willing to stay
active for a number of years, providing consistency to the effort and
therefore, building reliability of information-both before, during and
after the Class Reunion.
- Reunion Class Gift committee
- Develop class or affinity reunion social media
- Reunion class leadership
If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form here